Perfectus Biomed are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) for a collaborative project with the University of Bath. The project will involve the commercialisation of a burn wound biofilm model to provide a new service for pre-clinical research and testing in academia and industry.
Biofilm formation in burn wounds is associated with treatment failure, poor clinical outcomes and the development of chronic, non-healing wounds. Perfectus Biomed will work alongside the University of Bath to develop a UKAS-accredited pre-clinical model of burn wound infection that can support both early-stage and commercial development of new products to control biofilm formation in wounds.
About NBIC Grants
NBIC offer funding to promote and facilitate collaboration between universities and industry partners with a focus on controlling and exploiting biofilms. NBIC support the relationships between affiliated research institutions and industry to understand biofilms and produce innovation solutions to the challenges they present. All supported projects work towards preventing, detecting, managing and engineering biofilms.
All project applications were assessed by academic and industry partners against criteria such as the quality of collaboration, the quality of science, the level of innovation and the potential for future applications and next steps.
For a full list of NBIC grants awarded, please visit the NBIC website.
Perfectus Biomed work with clients to help them understand the benefits of different biofilm testing models. We will then choose a test method that is most suitable for the product, using either ISO 17025 accredited biofilm models or adapting/designing a biofilm model that suits your requirements. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your project in further detail.